The fishery villages program will be re-launched and the fishery population will be given better houses, said Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Minister Dr Rajitha Senaratne. He said under the new program action would be taken to make available playgrounds, children’s parks and other requirements of fishery children. By now, the Minister said, plans had been drawn up to construct 4000 houses for homeless among them.
The Minister further said that more than 70,000 families had been given the membership of fishery organisation within a period of only four months.
The President had allocated 4 billion rupees in 2010 to improve the quality of the fishery industry.
The Fisheries Minister said that he had planned to do away with the malnutrition among the people by the end of the year 2013.
Nishantha Mutuhettigama and Mohan Silva MPs and Ceynor Managing Director Ujith Anuradha and the Ministry’s Public Relations Officer Premasiri Perera were among those who were present on the occasion.